Brian Young

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Brian Young
Assistant Professor
(269) 276-3522
A-217 Floyd Hall, Mail Stop 5462
Mailing address: 
Chemical and Paper Engineering
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5462 USA
  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, 1984.
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of California, Davis, 1978.
  • B.S., Biochemistry, University of California, Davis, 1978.

Dr. Brian R. Young has over 20 years of leadership experience in the pharmaceutical industry in the areas of bioprocess, pharmaceutical, immunodiagnostic, vaccine, biologic and chemical process research and development. Young has served at Pfizer as senior director pharmaceutical sciences, at Abbott Laboratories as research and development director of Bioprocess Engineering, at Pharmacia, Pharmacia and Upjohn, and the Upjohn Company as associate director bioprocess research and development and at Emergent BioSolutions BioDefense Operations as vice president operations. Young has been a member of senior management teams and has guided over a hundred professionals and scientists in their research, development and technical support roles.

Dr. Young earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree in chemical engineering from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1984, and Bachelor of Science degrees in biochemistry and chemical engineering from the University of California at Davis in 1978. His Ph.D. thesis work was in the area of blood protein/biomaterial/biopolymer interactions co-investigated with professors at the University of Wisconsin Medical School and School of Pharmacy.

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